ITS America President/CEO Kicks Off ITS5C Summit

Over 700 attendees gathered in Jacksonville, Florida for the ITS5C Summit. The group heard from Shailen Bhatt, the CEO and President of ITS America. Bhatt spoke of some of the issues facing the US ITS industry, including foreign competition and spectrum allocation for 5G. Following his address he spoke with Transportation Radio to note some of his concerns and the opportunities that exist.

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ITE Talks Transportation: Equity 101 with Veronica O. Davis

This new podcast episode captures highlights from the well-attended Equity 101 technical session at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit. Veronica O. Davis, a speaker during the session, provides an overview and insight into equity and transportation.

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Five ITS America State Chapters Coming Together for ITS5C Summit

It’s been four years since three state chapters held the ITS3C Summit in Mobile, Alabama. This time it’s five chapters representing eight states at the ITS5C Summit being held October 7 through 10 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jay Calhoun, Vice President of VIBE, is chairing the organizing committee for the gathering and in this edition of Transportation Radio he talks about what’s going to be happening.

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Road Safety with Dr. David Harkey, President of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

This month’s episode explores road safety strategies with Dr. David Harkey, President of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Dr. Harkey previously directed the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, and the majority of his work has focused on improving roadway design and operations for all users, including motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. He discusses the new IIHS study that highlights rising pedestrian deaths and points toward solutions.

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GEWI Uses Technology to Improve Work Zone Safety

According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were over 96,000 crashes in work zones in the US in 2015. Despite work zone safety being a high priority, drivers and workers are still killed and injured at an astonishingly high rate. Technology can play a role in improving work zone safety by informing drivers of hazards ahead and directing them on what to do as they approach the work zone. GEWI is working with HERE and iCONE to show how an off-the-shelf solution can save lives by providing in-vehicle alerts on real-time work zone conditions.

Jim O’Neill, the CEO of GEWI North America, talked with Transportation Radio about GEWI is already doing in Germany and what the three companies will be demonstrating at the ITS America conference in Detroit.

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